Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Have a Spiffingly Good Easter...

Mewnin' my lovely peepsicles!
 
Hope you are all well. Soon the first day of spring will be upon us, but we have more snowy weather forecast here in 'ol Blighty :o(
 
The best thing to do is stay indoors where it's warm and do some creative messing about (or crafting as it's commonly known)
 
Yesterday I made another Easter card, again with a comical feel and bright zingy colours. Here it is, ta da da da da da dah........



 
What you need...
 
Stamps: Claudine Hellmuth Doodles, Claudine Hellmuth Nature - Ranger; Cheree the Chicken - The Rubber Stamp Gallery
Embossing folder: Spots and Dots - Cuttlebug
Card stock: white, lime
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento; Key Lime - VersaMagic
Promarkers: Cool Aqua, Gold, Hot Pink, Lime Green, Magenta, Mandarin, Pumpkin, Summer Sun
Buttons: yellow, orange, pink
Crochet cotton: white
Adhesives
 
What you do...
 
Create a 10.5cm x 14cm top fold blank. Ink the embossing folder with Key Lime and run a sheet of white card through and trim to 9.5cm square. Adhere to the blank in line with the fold.
 
Stamp the chicken, cloud shape, large circle, dotty border and three flowers in black ink and colour in. Cut out and attach to the blank as shown.
 
Use a computer and printer to create the sentiment and fix to the lower section of the blank. Finish with buttons tied with cotton for the flower centres.
 
I wanted to make the embossed pattern stand out a bit, not too much to distract from the main images, so I used the technique where you apply ink onto the embossing folder. Using the Key Lime chalk ink just gives enough definition without overpowering. The photo's don't really show it up that much, because it is so subtle. I like!
 
The Rubber Stamp Gallery has lots of handmade (usually to order) stamps. They have some really unusual and quirky images. As I love chickens, I couldn't resist Cheree with her 'I'm not impressed' face. This card would be perfect to send to the Bah Humbugs! of the Easter season.
 
I'm going to sign off now, I have a couple of lads here servicing the central heating and I've got my next PaperCrafter commission to start. Thanks for popping in. xx
 
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3 comments:

  1. What a fun and beautiful card... love the bright colors, that green is awesome...
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  2. Such a cute card. love the colors.

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  3. What a terrific card my dearest friend^_^
    Fabulous image^_^
    Have a lovely day,
    Sonia

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